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Helpful Tip #458.7

Richard Hall - Friday, May 18, 2012

Overcoming Power Anomalies

At maybe one or more times in the life of your computer or notebook, you will turn it one day and nothing will be on the screen despite the whirring or chirping sounds you can still hear inside.

In some instances you can diagnose and possibly even resolve this issue before you decide to bring your computer to Computer Origins for repair.

For Notebooks:
  • If possible switch your notebook off by the safe method; if this is not possible press and hold your button in excess of 4 seconds;
  • Make sure the battery is disconnected and also unplug your AC power source;
  • Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds;
  • Reconnect AC power source in only and turn on. If you get your screen back go ahead and reinsert the battery.

For Desktops:

  •  If possible switch your computer off by the safe method; if this is not possible press and hold your button in excess of 4 seconds;
  • Disconnect the power cable leading from the wall power socket;
  • Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds;
  • Reconnect power cable and turn on.

Success? Well done! If not, then please don't hesitate to call Computer Origins for a more advanced diagnosis.


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